A novel set against the violence of 1990s Colombia follows a sheltered girl and a teen maid, who forge an unlikely friendship as the families of both struggle to maintain stability amidst Bogotá's rapidly escalating violence.
In 1988, 72-year-old Philip Marlowe must come out of retirement to investigate the death of Donald Zinn — supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger, and now very rich, wife.
Distancing herself from an intense best friend who inspired her scientific ambitions before divulging a life-changing secret, Kit competes for a dream research job and finds herself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
A final voyage for a 1950s vintage ocean liner is disrupted by strife and malfunctions above and below decks, unexpectedly testing a former journalist, a sous-chef, and a violinist.
Deciding to collect on the outstanding debts owed her family of moneylenders, a young woman is overheard boasting about being able to turn silver into gold by the creatures who haunt the wood, in a reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story.
Returning to 2008 Moscow to care for his grandmother, Andrei reflects on the differences between the homelands of Stalin and Putin before his allegiances are tested by leftist associates. By the author of All the Sad Young Literary Men.
Can someone ever repent for the sins of their past? When Professor Walton Honderich was a young grad student, he participated in a government prison program and committed an act that led to the death of his friend, the brilliant physicist Marc Lepore, and unimaginable torment for an entire class of people across the United States. Twenty years later, now an insecure father slipping into alcoholism, Walton struggles against the ghosts that haunt him.
After losing her parents, a young college graduate in New York City spends a year alienating the world under the influence of a crazy combination of drugs.